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Congress nearing a deal for Farm Bill

Congressional negotiators have reached a tenative agreement that could send the Farm Bill to the President for a signature. The bill technically expired earlier this year, and its renewal has been hung up on policy... more »

Congress committees focused on finishing Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee concluded its first public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Senators and representatives spoke about the necessity of completing the Farm Bill, which technically expires at the month's end, and their... more »

US House advances farm bill legislation

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its draft Farm Bill late Thursday afternoon, June 21. The margin was just two votes, 213-211. The bill failed to pass the House during its first... more »

Senate ag committee passes a draft farm bill

The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on June 13 marked up and overwhelmingly passed a draft farm bill, called the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, by a vote of 20-1. U.S. Senate... more »

Senate ag committee releases bipartisan Farm Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow on Friday released the text of a draft Farm Bill, officially called the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. “When Ranking Member Stabenow and I... more »

Farm Bill priorities, legislative principles of the USDA highlighted

The USDA’s Farm Bill and Legislative Principles for 2018, were addressed Jan. 24 by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, during a town hall at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. “Since my first day as... more »

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more input on the 2018 Farm Bill. Ironically, some of... more »

Hearing set in Michigan on 2018 Farm Bill

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, will hold a 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization field hearing at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in Frankenmuth,... more »

Michigan Farm Bill hearing set for May 6

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry will hold its second Farm Bill field hearing of the 115th Congress in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The meeting begins work on the 2018 Farm Bill. The Saginaw... more »

Farm Bill listening sessions set throughout California

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross is holding several public forums across the state seeking input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders on priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. The current... more »

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